By NEMS Daily Journal
Former Vardaman and ICC standout Odie Armstrong and the Arizona Rattlers will take on the Jacksonville Sharks tonight for the Arena Football League championship.
ArenaBowl XXIV will be seen on the NFL Network at 7:30 p.m.
Arizona (18-2) brings an 11-game winning streak into the game. Armstrong is the Rattlers’ leading rusher (295 yards) and has scored 20 touchdowns.
Jacksonville (16-4) had a short week to prepare after beating Georgia 64-55 on Monday night.
Arizona has won two AFL titles (1994, 1997). This is Jacksonville’s first trip to the championship game.
Arizona defeated Jacksonville 55-52 in the season-opener on March 12.